This self-drive tour starts from Valamo monastery. You can travel with your own car or hire a car from Helsinki airport or one of the following airports: Kuopio, Kajaani or Joensuu.
Travelling with your own car you can easily reach Helsinki via ferry from Tallinn, Stockholm, Travemünde and Rostock. Otherwise, the best way to get to Helsinki is by air. Helsinki is easily accessible, no matter from where you are travelling from. You can fly onwards from Helsinki to Joensuu, Kuopio or Kajaani with Finnair or hire a car in Helsinki and drive to Valamo. The approx. driving time is 4,30 hrs.
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